We sent my Scout fundraising webpage to friends, family, even posted on social media. We did this several times and the sales just rolled in. It was Frankie's first real fundraising experience. Thank you Trail's End for making it easy!
I sell popcorn so I can go to various Scout camps like National Youth Leadership Training and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience. I believe these camps teach me skills that I will be able to use in the future: in college, at work, etc. Popcorn sales help me earn a college scholarship and support my Council.
Troop 5 has sold over $325,000 of Trail's End popcorn over the last 16 years. This has resulted in our Scouts earning over $107,000 to be used to fund summer, Philmont, USVI trips and other opportunities. Troop 5 has been the top selling troop in the Northern New Jersey Council for the past eight years, with five of those years as the top selling Unit in the Council.
I decided to sell Trail's End Popcorn to help raise donations for my Pack and to help support other boys like me in Scouting. I was able to sell so much popcorn by asking friends and family if they would help support Scouting. My best success came from my online sales and the help of a YouTube video of my fundraising pitch. I then worked with my dad to send emails, texts, posts on Facebook and made some phone calls. I had lots of fun selling popcorn and look forward to doing it again this year!
The popcorn sale really made a huge positive change in our son's life. Besides paying for his trip to Jamboree and Florida Sea Base, it also paid for his Scuba certification and equipment. Christopher was extremely shy when he started in Scouts, and one of the biggest reasons he came out of his shell was due to things like sales of Trail's End popcorn. Now that he is at the U.S. Naval Academy and an Eagle Scout, your company should be proud that your program made a big contribution to his life. - Brian, father of Christopher